Bollywood has been showing several films of various genres and types. These depend and highlight more of the kind of costume, which helps to express the characters more. So here is a list of films where traditional costumes are highlighted.
The film Devdas is about a love story between three people, Devdas, Paro or Parbati, and Chandramukhi. The film is an adaptation of a Bengali novel by
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
named Devdas. The Bengali culture shown here is the typical Bonedi Bari which is the ancient form of bungalows where the zamindars lived. The characters here are shown wearing Bengali dresses, that is, Bengali style sari termed as Aath Poure and dhoti- Panjabi. Several times, the characters are shown speaking in Bengali. It shows Bengal’s Zamindar culture. The film also shows Maa Durga’s idol. They are shown following Bengali traditions.
The film Padmaavat shows the ancient costumes worn by kings and queens. They even highlight the pieces of jewelry. Jalal-ud-din Alauddin Khalji commits adultery with a different woman while attempting to become king of Delhi, and as a result, he is made the head general. Alauddin kills Padmavati when his nephew visits after she agrees to meet him on specific terms. Although Alauddin is feeble and Ratan refuses to murder him, the Khilji army can beat the Rajputs and take Chittor.
3. Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela
The film Goliyo Ki Rasleela Ram Leela brings out the Gujarati culture through costumes, traditions, and dances. It shows garba and dandiya, the Gujarati dance forms. Ram, Meghji Bhai's younger brother, steps in to stop a fight between the Rajadi and Sanera clans and saves Bhavani. However, Kanji mistakenly kills Meghji and is slain by Ram as Ram and Leela fall in love. Ram is honored to become the next Rajadi chieftain. As Dhankor Baa orders peace with the opposing tribe, Ram and Leela kill each other after realizing they are soulmates.
4. Mughal E Azam
The film Mughal-E-Azam shows the royal costume of ancient times. Emperor Akbar makes a journey to a shrine to pray for the birth of his wife, Jodhabai, because he does not have a male heir. When a maid informs Akbar of the birth of his son, he gives the maid his ring and pledges to grant her any wish. Prince Salim falls in love with court dancer Nadira, now known as Anarkali by the emperor, fourteen years later. Anarkali defies Akbar's demands to reject Salim despite how she has been treated. When Salim rebels and gathers an army to go up against Akbar and save Anarkali, his father condemns him to death.
The film Kalank shows the traditional costumes of sherwani and lehenga. Her doctor informs Satya Chaudhry that she has cancer and will pass away shortly. Her childhood friend Roop consents to keep her liberal newspaper publisher husband, Dev Chaudhry, company. Roop works at her husband's publishing company and finds refuge in music. Roop misunderstands Zafar's motivations and develops feelings for him. After imploring Dev to pardon Balraj for his affair, Satya passes away. Roop marries Dev, but she is adamant that she will never be able to love him. When Zafar tells Roop that he eventually fell in love with her, Abdul stabs him in the stomach.
The film Bajirao Mastani shows various lavishing costumes worn by the king and queens. Despite Radhabai's resistance to acknowledging Mastani as a daughter-in-law, Bajirao and Mastani fall in love, and Bajirao subsequently names her as his second wife. After Bajirao defeats Nasir Jung's army on his own in a fit of wrath and Kashibai begs her mother to free Mastani, Nana Saheb burns the letter, and Bajirao and Kashibai are united in death. As a result of his illness, Bajirao becomes insane and passes away, while Mastani perishes in captivity.
The film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is about a fictional character developed by a Bengali author named Saradindu Bandhopadhay. It shows the traditional Bengali dress-up. When Byomkesh Bakshi locates his missing father, Bhuvan Banerjee, he learns that blackmailing Sikdaar resulted in the death of Sukumar. To track Watanabe, who kills the volunteer and his receptionist before fleeing, Byomkesh disguises himself and Ajit. Byomkesh learns from Kanai Dao that the opium supply has been cut off and that Bhuvan had developed an "untraceable" recipe. While Yang is discouraged by Anguri Devi, he displays affection to entice her.
The film Jodhaa Akbar shows the costumes worn by the Mughals. By defying Bairam Khan, Jalaluddin Akbar seeks to influence others with kindness, respect, and diplomacy. Jodhaa objects to being used as a political pawn, but Akbar permits her to maintain her Hindu faith. Jodhaa struggles between admiring Akbar's commitment to justice and his love of violence. Akbar apologizes to Maham Anga and looks at how his relationships and empire are run. Jodhaa is impressed when he abolishes the pilgrimage charge and declares that every religion is entitled to certain freedoms. Sharifuddin Hussain is defeated, yet he is left unharmed.
The film Lagaan shows the Gujarati culture. It shows typical Gujarati costumes worn by males and females. It depicts the rural colonial period of Gujarat. The village elders are uneasy, but Elizabeth agrees to teach them the game in exchange for Andrew offering a wager that the farmers will play cricket against his team. Elizabeth is devastated to witness Bhuvan hugging Gauri after he wins the match for the farmers. Elizabeth leaves for England, and in the village, Bhuvan marries Gauri.
10. The Legend Of Bhagat Singh
The film The Legend Of Bhagat Singh shows the costumes worn by the Indians during the colonial era. Three teenage revolutionaries named Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru were murdered by British authorities, but Mahatma Gandhi lauded them for their patriotism.
, Bhagat's father, discreetly greets him and promises to end the British Raj in India. After killing John P. Saunders and joining the Hindustan Republican Association, Bhagat attacks the Central Legislative Assembly by detonating the bombs on unused benches. After a 116-day hunger strike to improve the circumstances of Indian political prisoners, Bhagat, Sukhdev, and Rajguru are secretly executed, which prompts the reopening of the Saunders murder investigation.